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Four Vikings selected for Pro Bowl Four Vikings selected for Pro Bowl
- December 20, 2017

The former UCLA Bruin becomes the first Viking linebacker to be selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls since Matt Blair (1977-1981). It was announced last Saturday that Griffen and Rhodes had won the fan vote at their positions. He ranks second in the National Football League with 83 receptions and third with 1,191 receiving yards. "I tried not to think about it too much, but what a great honor to be selected, " Thielen told NFL Network. (more...)
Restrictions in parts of Srinagar, train services suspended Restrictions in parts of Srinagar, train services suspended
- December 20, 2017

Normal life was affected due to the strike called by the separatist groups, under the banner of the joint resistance leadership, against the killing of a woman in Batmurran area of Shopian. However, security forces claimed that they were killed in an exchange of fire. However, local residents alleged that the woman was killed, and eight others injured, in security forces action against protesters near the encounter site. (more...)
National Football League playoff scenarios entering Week 16: Patriots hunting for a bye National Football League playoff scenarios entering Week 16: Patriots hunting for a bye
- December 20, 2017

The Jaguars clinched a wildcard AFC playoff berth with the win and can win the AFC South in Week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers . To earn the No. The Minnesota Vikings have also clinched the NFC North title with Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals , while the Los Angeles Rams can secure the NFC West title with a win over the Green Bay Packers next week. (more...)
Olivier Giroud Could Leave Arsenal Next Month, Says His Agent Olivier Giroud Could Leave Arsenal Next Month, Says His Agent
- December 20, 2017

The 31-year-old has netted seven goals in all competitions this season, having started just one Premier League match, with the bulk of his playing time coming in the Carabao Cup and the UEFA Europa League following the arrival of compatriot Alexandre Lacazette in the summer. (more...)
Harper's clutch shooting lifts Auburn to eighth-straight win Harper's clutch shooting lifts Auburn to eighth-straight win
- December 20, 2017

When Auburn was forced to go back to man-to-man early in the second half after Jonathan Stark's run of four 3-pointers, it still came up with big stops. Pearl has strong ties to western Kentucky community and the people who comprise it. Scott Edgar, former Murray State head coach, served as Pearl's assistant coach at the University of Tennessee, and Steve Newton, another former Racer coach, was the athletic director at the University of Southern Indiana. (more...)
UF's Pineiro giving up eligibility for National Football League shot UF's Pineiro giving up eligibility for National Football League shot
- December 20, 2017

Kickers aren't typically drafted highly in the National Football League; that won't change whether he comes out now or if he had played his senior season. He earned third-team Associated Press All-America recognition as well AP and coaches All-SEC second team. Pineiro arrived at Florida in January 2016 as a redshirt sophomore when he transferred from ASA Community College in Miami. (more...)
Red Wings visit Islanders tonight Red Wings visit Islanders tonight
- December 20, 2017

After going 22 games without a goal and just seven assists, Henrik Zetterberg has a goal and three assists the past three games. Lee would squeak it past the right leg pad of Mrazek, giving the Isles a 1-0 lead 6:32 into period 1. NY lost for the first time this season when scoring first after coming in 11-0-0. 8, Detroit, Green 3 (Larkin, Athanasiou), 14:12. Red Wings captain says team was lucky to snatch win after playing poorly early. (more...)
Bucs LB Adarius Glanton Carted Off After Gross Leg Break Bucs LB Adarius Glanton Carted Off After Gross Leg Break
- December 20, 2017

According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times , the Bucs had 10 players announced with injuries over the course of the game, a number of which could be issues the last two weeks of the season. Ayers suffered a stinger in his left shoulder on the play. Add those to the three Bucs who were already inactive with injuries - DT Gerald McCoy (biceps), LB Lavonte David (hamstring) and CB Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring) - and Tampa Bay has a rough turnaround with a short week before a road ... (more...)
New coach Clark seeks to lift Robert Morris New coach Clark seeks to lift Robert Morris
- December 20, 2017

As a linebacker, Clark helped the Hurricanes earn two National Championships as well as being named the MVP of the 1987 Orange Bowl. Gattuso said it's likely Clark will bring a couple of UAlbany assistants with him to Robert Morris. "He does a great job getting kids to play for him, very enthusiastic, very hard-nosed". The Panthers' defense finished in the top-10 of the FBS that season. (more...)
Thampi can execute yorkers very consistently: Dinesh Karthik Thampi can execute yorkers very consistently: Dinesh Karthik
- December 20, 2017

The youngsters are confident to play at the global level", added Karthik. Jaydev Unadkat, who last played for India in a T20I against Zimbabwe in June previous year, and Mohammed Siraj, who made his debut against New Zealand this November, have nothing but just a match each under their belt in the format too. (more...)
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/19/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/19/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- December 20, 2017

As a team, the Rockets shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 35 from the three-point line as the Rockets really battled with the Bucks before putting them away with a 12-2 run early in the fourth quarter to lead by as many as 11 points before holding on for the narrow victory to improve to 24-4 overall and 12-3 at home. (more...)
Kemp again with Dodgers, Gonzalez out in 5-player deal Kemp again with Dodgers, Gonzalez out in 5-player deal
- December 20, 2017

The trade was done mainly for financial reasons. He was an All-Star in 2015 and led the NL in RBIs in 2014, but went on the disabled list with a herniated disk in his back last season for the first time in his career. Unfortunately, even with all these reasons mentioned, Gonzalez may get serious consideration by the Mets because he's going to come relatively cheap to whoever takes a shot at him. (more...)
Judge Nance found guilty of misconduct Judge Nance found guilty of misconduct
- December 20, 2017

After the commission scheduled last week's hearing on the complaints, Nance's attorneys filed a response with the commission which maintained that same-sex adoptions present "a unique crisis of conscience" for Nance who "has a sincerely held religious belief" that children should have a male and female parent. (more...)
Rangers hand inconsistent Ducks their third straight loss Rangers hand inconsistent Ducks their third straight loss
- December 20, 2017

ABOUT THE DUCKS (14-12-8): Andrew Cogliano ended his nine-game drought Monday by notching an assist, which was the 200th of his career. The Rangers got it back when Michael Grabner added to his team lead with his 17th goal of the season, whacking in his own rebound - and having it seemingly stopped by a diving Rickard Rakell and called no goal. (more...)
Hatchell wins 1000th game in her coaching career Hatchell wins 1000th game in her coaching career
- December 20, 2017

Auriemma clinched the 1,000th victory of his legendary career with an 88-64 win over Oklahoma, while Hatchell matched him with her 1,000th win with a straightforward 79-63 victory over Grambling. She also won five total gold medals as a head or assistant coach for USA Basketball, including one at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. After a sluggish start which saw the Tar Heels down four after the opening frame, North Carolina surged and never looked back. (more...)
Oklahoma Freshman Trae Young Tied College Basketball History With Another Monster Performance Oklahoma Freshman Trae Young Tied College Basketball History With Another Monster Performance
- December 20, 2017

Fellow freshman Brady Manek was the primary beneficiary to Young's huge night, scoring 22 points on 9-of-11 from the floor. OU opens Big 12 play on December 30 at No. Just for fun, he chipped in 26 points on 9 of 16 from the field and 3 of 6 from beyond the arc. He entered the game averaging 8.9 assists per contest, the third highest total in the country. (more...)
Cowboys' Dak Prescott delivers groceries…to Packers fan Cowboys' Dak Prescott delivers groceries…to Packers fan
- December 20, 2017

But when the door opened to reveal the victor, everyone was in for a surprise. She had on a Packers shirt. As promised, he delivered the groceries and took photos with the woman while leaving behind a signed Cowboys jersey. (more...)
UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Wins 1000th Career Game UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Wins 1000th Career Game
- December 20, 2017

As UConn put it , "Auriemma and associate head coach Chris Dailey are on the verge of joining fellow Hall of Famers Pat Summitt and Tara VanDerveer as the only Division I women's basketball coaches to reach 1,000 career wins". They also have the second (91) and third (70) longest winning streaks. The rate of success is dizzying. She's been with Auriemma since he took over at UConn in 1985. (more...)
Jarryd Hayne Accused Of Non-Consensual Sex Jarryd Hayne Accused Of Non-Consensual Sex
- December 20, 2017

Typically, sexual assaults that are reported weeks or months after they allegedly occurred can be hard to prosecute. The group of friends met up with Hayne and, "despite having minimal interaction that night", Hayne took the woman back to his San Jose home in an Uber, wrote attorneys Micha Star Liberty and John Clune. (more...)
Nick Saban Updates Status Of Dylan Moses Nick Saban Updates Status Of Dylan Moses
- December 20, 2017

He had a career-high 10 tackles in a 56-0 win against Mercer on November 18. Here's the latest on the status of the Crimson Tide's standout linebacker. Where Alabama turns in Moses' absence is unclear. Miller, Lewis and Wilson returned to the field in the Iron Bowl and have participated in practice as Alabama began preparations for Clemson . (more...)
Warriors provide injury update on Stephen Curry Warriors provide injury update on Stephen Curry
- December 20, 2017

Team doctors determined Tuesday that Curry's ankle "is healing well and that he is making good progress overall, enabling him to progress to modified on-court workouts in the coming days", Golden State said in a news release. In the grand scheme, Golden State's focus should be on their backcourt centerpiece making a full and complete recovery, even at the expense of what is certainly a prominent matchup against their arch rival in Cleveland. (more...)
Sixers star Embiid sits out second successive game Sixers star Embiid sits out second successive game
- December 20, 2017

The 23-year-old is averaging 24.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per game this season, but has now missed four of his last six games. Sixers coach Brett Brown said it was the medical staff's advice that with the soreness Embiid is experiencing, he should not play Tuesday. (more...)
Klopp makes criticism of 'wonderful package' Oxlade-Chamberlain Klopp makes criticism of 'wonderful package' Oxlade-Chamberlain
- December 20, 2017

That the blip lasted more than one match is right to concern Klopp a little, and it's important they be as clinical in the coming weeks as they were on Sunday, particularly against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in their next outing. Teams know they have to look out for him but trying to stop him is very hard. "I don't change my mind in three minutes, but we have to be consistently good because we are Liverpool ". (more...)
Sabby Management LLC Increases Position in United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR)
- December 20, 2017

The stock decreased 5.10% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $9.49. About 83,695 shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $179.75 million company. Global Medical... had 9 analyst reports since July 11, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, July 17. (more...)
Who could be the Dolphins selected to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday? Who could be the Dolphins selected to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday?
- December 20, 2017

Bouye and Ramsey are the first Jaguars players to make the Pro Bowl at the same position in the same season since defensive tackles John Henderson and Marcus Stroud in 2004. Mack has notched two multi-sack performances in 2017, and is now on a five-game sack streak, the longest active streak in the NFL. Signed away from the Cardinals as a free agent, Campbell has excelled at defensive end (base downs) and tackle (passing situations) for the Jaguars. (more...)
The Ashes Round-up: Perth pummelling sees Australia reclaim the urn The Ashes Round-up: Perth pummelling sees Australia reclaim the urn
- December 20, 2017

Marsh also posed for a picture with his brother Mitchell - who scored a fantastic 181 in Perth - and their father Geoff who was an opening batsman for Australia from 1985 until 1992. "We haven't won a toss and we've probably had the toughest of the conditions as well". "I think he was a little bit sore", Smith told reporters. In the bowlers' list led by England's new-ball bowler James Anderson, Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood has gained one slot to move into the top five after ... (more...)
Arsenal keeper Petr Cech sends Alexandre Lacazette warning to Premier League rivals Arsenal keeper Petr Cech sends Alexandre Lacazette warning to Premier League rivals
- December 20, 2017

The French worldwide has so far scored eight goals in 18 league games for the Gunners this season, though he has failed to find the back of the net in the last three league games. "Hopefully we can get a win and obviously the clean sheet, but the win will be more important". "You could see he was as not as sharp as he is now which I think he benefits from". (more...)
Fort LP Increased Wellcare Health Plans INC (WCG) Stake by $5.88 Million
- December 20, 2017

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc decreased Wellcare Health Plans Inc (WCG) stake by 14.18% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, November 5. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.25, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. (more...)
Overton struggling to be fit for Boxing Day Ashes Test Overton struggling to be fit for Boxing Day Ashes Test
- December 20, 2017

I've always been taught to fight through things, and that's what I've had to do. A worst case scenario, perhaps, but one that was put to the 23-year-old by the team doctor as he tried desperately to halt Australia's march to a 3-0 scoreline that saw the urn regained by Steve Smith's side in just 15 days of play. (more...)
US Marine Corps Reserve host Toys for Tots in Warner Robins US Marine Corps Reserve host Toys for Tots in Warner Robins
- December 20, 2017

Officials tell News 12 that the same scam happened last week at a Toys for Tots box at a Toys R Us in White Plains. According to representatives of Toys for Tots, South Plainfield's donations will be distributed to needy families in Middlesex, Somerset, and Hunterdon counties. (more...)